While the 2018 class is coming together quite nicely, let’s take an early look at the 2019 Texas targets and the relationships being built. While there are roughly 12-14 spots left in 2018, the 2019 class could and should be Herman’s biggest class in Austin to this point.
Here’s who they love, like, and will further evaluate. Also, some potentially huge hoops recruiting news. It’s a two-Scoop kind of week.
It’s a normal thing that, after the two April Evaluation Periods, Texas will have identified some players who they think can help them and a bevy of sophomore/junior offers will get handed out.
This year, obviously, has been no different.
This week’s Scoop is full of quotes, notes, Texas trending, and a revolution. Find a comfy chair, sit back, and digest recruiting goodness at its finest. It’s Monday, y’all.
When 6’0 sophomore guard Eli Long visited Texas this past weekend, the Canada native (and Mt. Saint Mary’s point guard) knew he was looking for something bigger than where he was.
AUSTIN — Shaka Smart and the Horns picked up a big time commitment when Mt. Saint Mary’s transfer guard, Elijah Long, gave Texas his pledge this afternoon.
Long, a 6’0″ guard who averaged 15 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists for the Mount.
This week’s Scoop looks closer at UT’s recruiting momentum and the State of Recruiting for 2018. And despite Spring ball concluding, that doesn’t mean a certain Texas signal-caller isn’t putting in more work. Plus we catch up with the newest local hoops offer and how he’s gone from average to dominating in little under a year.
So, the on and off nature of Texas Basketball keeps on spinning.
Our Tim Preston drops information on Andrew Jones’s upcoming draft decision and adds recruiting tidbits.
Following the addition of Oak Hill (VA) point guard Matt Coleman, who officially signed with Texas this past Wednesday, head coach Shaka Smart called Coleman’s addition part of “an important stretch of days for us.” Coleman joins the 2017 class, but Smart is not through recruiting this spring as the Longhorns are in the mix for elite recruit Mohamed Bamba.
Sights and sounds from this weekend’s scrimmage, depth chart movement as Spring winds down, UT’s Big Board – Offense – for the 2018 Class, and notes from weekend visitors. Plus, some hoops recruiting nuggets from the hardwood. As usual, the Scoop delivers on a Monday.